"Celebrating 75 Years ... Of Tools: From Workbench to Kitchen"

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  • Ongoing: until Saturday, March 29, 2008
  • Tuesday: 10:00am
  • Wednesday: 10:00am
  • Thursday: 10:00am
  • Friday: 10:00am
  • Saturday: 10:00am
  • Where: Watkins Museum of History, Lawrence
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages

The Douglas County Historical Society has been collecting artifacts and documents since 1933. Housed in several locations, this collection finally found a home in the old City Hall (previously the Watkins National Bank), and opened to the public as the Elizabeth Watkins Community Museum of History in 1975. To honor the Society's 75th Anniversary, the Museum will be hosting a series of small "75 Years" exhibits to present a sampling of the items in the collection."Celebrating 75 Years ... Of Tools: From Workbench to Kitchen" is open now through March 29, 2008. A hammer. A screwdriver. Are these the images that pop into your head when you think of a "tool"? These hand-held implements that assist in mechanical operation represent our most basic view of what a "tool" is. But a tool can actually be any instrument used to accomplish a task or purpose.Tool usage is a distinctive human characteristic. And when you think ofall the tools you probably used today, from a razor or a hairdryer, toan automobile, to your cell phone or PDA, it's easy to see that toolshave evolved over the last 75 years along with our ever-changingsociety.

This event was posted Feb. 6, 2008 and last updated Sept. 16, 2014

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